Year 2 | Edition 45 | 4 April 2019
 
Farmcrowdy launches online market place for African agriculture commodities

Nigeria's digital agriculture platform Farmcrowdy Group has launched a new subsidiary, Farmgate Africa, a technology-driven agro-trading market place for agriculture commodities in Africa.

Led by Kenneth Obiajulu, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Farmgate Africa (FGA) is bridging the gap between rural farmers and processors. Buyers have the opportunity to purchase commodities directly from farming clusters through technology...

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Applications opened for Jack Ma’s US$10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) has officially opened applications for African entrepreneurs from all countries, sectors and age groups.

ANPI is a  US$10 million Prize competition for African entrepreneurs, founded by the Jack Ma Foundation in August 2018 to recognize 100 African entrepreneurs over the next 10 years.

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[Africa Tech Week] E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa
Africa has huge e-commerce potential. In fact, according to UNCTAD, the United Nations body that oversees trade for development, e-commerce can significantly boost free trade across Africa and therefore help realize the objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Last December, the UN body organized its first-ever regional edition, Africa eCommerce Week, hosted by Kenya. At the event, it also released its report which revealed that more than 21 million Africans shop online...

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[Interview] Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO, Kirusa
Inderpal Singh Mumick is an entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in the telecom environment, and the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Kirusa, provider of voice messaging and social media mobile apps to mobile carriers and subscribers in emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and in Asia.

What does Kirusa do, specifically in Africa?

Kirusa provides communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises across Africa. We are headquartered in New Jersey and have 18 offices in four continents. In Africa, we have offices in Nigeria, Ghana, DRC, Zambia, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda, Morocco, Ivory Coast and Cameroon...

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News Headlines

[Kenya] Mastercard Engage platform launches in Kenya to support African payment innovation 24-04-2019 | 12:40:29
Mastercard is expanding its Engage programme in sub-Saharan Africa, with the first Engage events in Nigeria and Kenya to introduce local fintech innovators to its broad partnership opportunities.


[South Africa] Standard Bank moves business to the cloud with Moody’s Analytics 24-04-2019 | 11:31:00
South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Group has selected the Moody’s Analytics CreditLens™ solution to digitize and automate its credit processes.


[Column] Karien Bornheim: The game is never over 24-04-2019 | 11:14:00
The 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that most companies surveyed suffered severe financial consequences thanks to a cyber-attack


[South Africa] PaySpace appoints Sandra Crous new MD 24-04-2019 | 10:26:50
PaySpace, the leader in true cloud-based Payroll and Human Capital Management Software, has appointed Sandra Crous (née Swanepoel) as its new Managing Director, effective 1 April 2019.


Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap conduct a digital training tour in Kenya 24-04-2019 | 09:22:44
Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator.


Liquid Telecom Kenya connects Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa to its outreach centers using high-speed fibre network 24-04-2019 | 08:30:25
Liquid Telecom Kenya has connected Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa Kenya to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal region bringing healthcare closer to the community.


[Column] Byron Clatterbuck: Urban vs Rural – How to optimise ICT investment strategies 24-04-2019 | 07:01:00
Africa is a large continent, and investors tend to pick and choose their markets based on a multitude of criteria. Some see opportunities in emerging arenas while others focus on more developed and mature opportunities.


Liquid Telecom partners with MIT for the 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa 24-04-2019 | 06:43:00
Liquid Telecom has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) to host the MIT 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) in Africa.


South African Bank picks Sapiens Solution software to expand its insurance offerings 24-04-2019 | 06:41:13
Sapiens International Corporation, a global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, has announced a strengthened partnership with a tier-1 South African bank.


Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab 24-04-2019 | 06:22:00
But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects of intellectual property (IP), companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well.


MTN unveils Managed Security as a service solution for Kenyan enterprises 24-04-2019 | 06:09:42
MTN Business has launched MTN Managed Security as a service solution for its enterprise customers in Kenya.


WorldRemit partners with Paga to launch international mobile money transfers to Nigeria 23-04-2019 | 14:23:00
Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit is considerably expanding its presence in Nigeria by joining forces with Paga, Nigeria’s first and leading mobile money company, for international digital money transfers.


Cybersecurity threats to dominate agenda of the inaugural Africa ICT Expo and conference 23-04-2019 | 12:00:00
The inaugural Telecoms, Electronics, Mobile and Systems, Africa ICT expo and conference billed as East Africa’s largest ICT showcase, is scheduled to run from 24th to 26th April 2019.


Microsoft enters partnerships to drive digital transformation in South Africa's sports 23-04-2019 | 09:23:00
Microsoft South Africa has announced two new partnerships with the South African Rugby and Team Dimension Data to help drive digital transformation in both sports through cloud and Office 365.


[South Africa] Sanlam launches 'Sanlam Now Cover' digital platform 23-04-2019 | 08:24:00
Sanlam has launched Sanlam Now Cover, a digital platform which enables intermediaries to complete a client’s application for death and disability cover in a single visit, in just 15 minutes.


 


 
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